Artichoke Leaf - Cynara scolymus L.
Artichoke Leaf - Cynara scolymus L.

Artichoke Leaf - Cynara scolymus L.

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Keep a healthy liver with Artichoke Leaf Tea!

Artichoke Tea - Cynara scolymus L.

Origin: Brazil

Used part: Leaf


Despite being grown in regions around the world, the artichoke is a plant native to Europe. Cultivated in Brazil mainly in Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul and São Paulo, the plant can be consumed in several ways, including as a tea.

With great medicinal powers, the plant has acquired good reputation among doctors who usually prescribe natural medicines, mainly in the treatment of liver diseases. Large amounts of vitamins A, B, C and minerals such as copper, sulfur, iodine, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc and manganese can be found in the artichoke.

Health benefits:

The plant is an excellent source of various nutrients, including vitamins A, B and C, iron, calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, sulfur, iodine and manganese. Tea helps to lower bad cholesterol, acts as a digestive tonic, combats diseases in the liver, is a natural laxative and diuretic, has depurative and stomachic properties and reduces blood sugar rates. The artichoke has detoxifying effect, helps in the treatment of constipation, acts against the accumulation of fats and fights anemia.

Good Herbal Remedy:

  • Acts as a digestive tonic
  • It is diuretic
  • Alleviates stomach problems
  • Helps in curing liver diseases
  • It is laxative, without irritating the mucosa of the intestines
  • Decreases bad cholesterol
  • It is hypoglycemic
  • Depurative
  • Prevents various liver diseases
  • It is effective in fighting fats, so it is considered to promote weight-loss
  • Helps combat the hardening of arteries and has anti-sclerotic effect
  • Its leaves reduce the rate of sugar in the blood, controlling diabetes, hypertension and anemia


  1. Put 1 liter of boiling water
  2. Then add 3 tablespoons of herb
  3. Turn off the heat and reduce the infusion for ten minutes
  4. Strain and drink.

How to Drink

Take a cup 3 times a day.


Despite its numerous benefits, artichoke tea should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women. In addition, patients with gallbladder and liver problems, and those who have obstructions in the bile duct or are likely to develop allergies should also avoid the natural medicine.